Director of Product Engineering and Development

Take Charge of Your Career Joining a Company that is a Step Above!  If you are an Out of the Box, Creative, Strategic and visionary thinker in the Kitchen Cabinet Industry, then the role of Director of Product Engineering and Development is for you.  This is an opportunity to become a vital member of the leadership team in an organization that truly cares about quality products, dealers, customers and their employees.  Responsibilities include complete product management of new and existing products from concept to roll out utilizing research of industry trends, design, and sales and margin projections.  You will be responsible for implementing strategic improvements throughout the company’s new product development processes and tracking procedures.

Assignment: 4194 
Title: Director of Product Engineering and Development 
Industry: Cabinetry
Reports To: Chief Operating Officer 
Location: Southeast

Our Client:

Our client is a well-established, vertically integrated manufacturer offering semi-custom cabinetry.  This privately-owned company is dedicated to the development of personnel and maintaining a professionally team-oriented environment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assume Leadership Role
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop and manage the Product Development Process from research and development through execution, including development of Tollgate/Stage Gate Process and implementation timeline
  • Act as point of first reference for all product related inquiries and works collaboratively with other departments to address any issues that may arise
  • Implementation of product line with “proof of concept” testing of new engineering-to-shop floor execution and configuration of software
  • Create problem solving systems with “root cause analysis” thought process to find issues and quickly determine resolutions and to measure efficiency and accuracy
  • Represent the company by visiting customers to solicit feedback on product

Position Requirements:

  • Cabinet design expertise, understanding of cabinet manufacturing and technical knowledge of specification and production
  • Proven history developing a team and implementing processes, tools, structure, measurement, analytical, reporting systems
  • Demonstrated success launching products that led to profitable sales growth
  • Comfort working in a highly entrepreneurial, high-growth environment
  • Comfort working at both strategic and tactical levels on daily basis – leader and doer
  • Ability to deal with high-volume work load and handle multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication skills – written, oral, presentation
  • Accountability and ownership of products, process and results
  • Strong computer skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, MBA is a plus

Contact Recruiter:

Rick Mohrman
rmohrman@brookechase.com
941-914-9328

Denise Roussinos
droussinos@brookechase.com
941-914-9522